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On Wednesday morning at the National Wine Centre, Mrs Le attended a function in celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by Women in Rotary D9500 & D9520.

In the afternoon at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a luncheon for the Chair, board and staff members, sponsors, benefactors and artists of the 2020 Adelaide Festival.

In the afternoon, the Governor and Mrs Le visited Kangaroo Island which was affected recently by the bushfires.

In the evening at Wisanger, the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by His Worship the Mayor of Kangaroo Island, Mr Michael Pengilly and Mrs Jan Pengilly. 

The Governor has appointed Professor Brenda Wilson AM to be Governor’s Deputy from the evening of Wednesday 4 March until Friday 6 March 2020, while the Governor and Mrs Le undertake a Vice Regal visit and community engagement in Kangaroo Island.

 

 

 

On Tuesday morning at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club, Seaton, Mrs Le attended the Women’s Opening Day followed by a morning tea.

On Monday morning at Government House, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members and volunteers of the Australian Red Cross - South Australia Division.

In the evening His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to commemorate Commonwealth Day 2020.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Festival Theatre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended an Adelaide Festival performance.

On Saturday evening at Victoria Square, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor addressed the gathering at the 28th Mela Festival organised by the Indian Australian Association of South Australia.

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Tung Ngo MLC and Mr Thai Minh Nguyen, Co-Chairs, and members of the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Association.

Also in the morning, Mrs Le hosted a morning tea for members of the Victoriana Society of South Australia.

In the evening at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, Adelaide, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the opening night of the 2020 Adelaide Festival.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

During the day, students from Concordia College toured Government House.

 

On Thursday morning, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the Adelaide Festival Chairman's Circle.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the launch of the Leaders Institute of South Australia’s 2020 Governor’s Leadership Program.

During the day, students from St Jakobi Lutheran School toured Government House.

On Tuesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor hosted a morning tea for the Industry Leaders Fund.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le received Air Commodore Phil Gordon AM, Senior Australian Defence Force Officer, Edinburgh Precinct, accompanied by Mrs Janine Gordon, for a farewell call, followed by a luncheon.

On Monday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Professor Chris Leishman, Director, Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research, and Director, Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning, School of Social Sciences, University of Adelaide.

On Sunday morning at Victoria Park, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 2020 Superloop Adelaide 500 V8 supercar race and met with local and interstate business and community leaders.

Later in the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le attended the 500 Rymill House Charity Race Day function hosted by the Rymill House Foundation.

On Friday afternoon at the South Australian Museum, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le were hosted by Mr Brian Oldman, Director of the Museum, for a tour of the exhibition ‘Dogs: A Story of Our Best Friend’.

On Thursday morning, His Excellency the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the presentation of the 2019 Governor’s Civics Awards for Schools and the launch of the 2020 program.

In the evening, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a function to thank emergency personnel following the recent South Australian Bushfires.  Guests included the Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier;  Mr Peter Malinauskas MP, Leader of the Opposition;  the Honourable Corey Wingard MP, Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, and Mrs Emma Wingard;  Brigadier Damian Cantwell AM, Commander 9th Brigade, Australian Army; Commissioner Grant Stevens APM, South Australia Police, and Mrs Emma Stevens;  Deputy Commissioner Linda Williams APM, South Australia Police, and Mr Steve Williams; Mr Jim McDowell, Chief Executive, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and Ms Mi Jung Kim; Mr Dom Lane AFSM, Chief Executive, SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission; Mr Michael Morgan AFSM, Chief Officer, South Australian Metropolitan Fire Service, and Mrs Colleen Morgan; Mr Mark Jones QFSM, Chief Officer, SA Country Fire Service, and Ms Elizabeth Andrews; Mr Chris Beattie, Chief Officer, State Emergency Service, and Mrs Melanie Beattie.

On Wednesday morning His Excellency the Governor met with Mr Herman Chin, President, and Board Members of the Chinatown Adelaide committee, followed by a tour of Chinatown to meet traders.

Later, the Governor met with Mr Nick Begakis AO, Chair of Adelaide Central Market, followed by a tour of Central Market to meet traders.

On Tuesday evening at Government House, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers of the South Australian Museum.

Later at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor and Mrs Le attended a state event hosted by The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia, to celebrate South Australia’s Space Industry.

On Monday evening at the Adelaide Town Hall, His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le attended a reception to celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, hosted by The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Ms Sandy Verschoor.

On Sunday morning at St Marys, Mrs Le placed a wreath and presented awards at the 78th anniversary of Radji Beach Massacre Bangka Day Memorial Service of the South Australian Women's Memorial Playing Fields Trust. 

On Saturday evening at Norwood, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the 10th annual Norwood Greek Cultural Festival organised by the Greek Orthodox Community & Parish of Prophet Elias.

On Thursday morning at the Adelaide Convention Centre, His Excellency the Governor attended the 2020 annual event hosted by Reconciliation SA to commemorate the Apology to the Stolen Generations.

Later in the morning, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

Afterwards at Government House, the Governor received Mr Adriano Stendardo, Consul of Italy in South Australia.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le attended a function at the Queen Adelaide Club.

On Wednesday morning at Sacred Heart College, Marcellin Campus, Somerton Park, His Excellency the Governor officially launched the Michael Herbert Vietnam Veterans Bursary and presented certificates to the winner of the Governor of South Australia Commendation and the Dux of the College.

In the evening at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge supporters of Catherine House.

On Tuesday afternoon, students from TAFE SA toured Government House.

On Monday morning  members of the Reynella Neighbourhood Centre toured Government House.

On Sunday morning a convoy of Bentley cars convened on the grounds of Government House before departing for the All British Day at Echunga.

In the afternoon the Governor and Mrs Le returned to Adelaide from their visit to Tumby Bay.

His Excellency the Governor has appointed The Honourable Chris Kourakis to be Governor’s Deputy from the evening of Saturday 8 February until the morning of Sunday 9 February 2020.

On Saturday afternoon His Excellency the Governor and Mrs Le departed for a Vice Regal visit to Tumby Bay.

In the evening at the Tumby Bay Soldiers Memorial Hall, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the centenary celebrations of the Returned and Services League of Australia, Tumby Bay Sub-Branch.

 

On Friday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received Rear Admiral the Honourable Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Rtd), Chancellor of The University of Adelaide.

In the evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor and Mrs Le attended the Royal Zoological Society of South Australia’s 2020 annual gala event.

On Thursday morning at St Peter’s Cathedral, together with members of the SA Parliamentary Christian Fellowship, His Excellency the Governor attended a service to mark the beginning of the 2020 State Parliamentary Year.

Later in the morning, the Governor presided over a meeting of the Executive Council.

In the afternoon at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le received His Excellency Dr Thomas Fitschen, Ambassador of Germany and Dr Ilona Stoelken, and Mr James Porter, Honorary Consul of Germany, followed by a luncheon.

On Wednesday morning at Government House, His Excellency the Governor received The Honourable Andrew McLachlan CSC MLC, President of the Legislative Council.

In the afternoon at Parliament House, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed and opened the second session of the 54th Parliament of South Australia.  Afterwards at Government House, the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception for the service and other personnel who supported His Excellency in the event.

Later the Governor received members of the Legislative Council for the presentation of the new President of the Legislative Council.

In the evening the Governor and Mrs Le hosted a reception to acknowledge volunteers, supporters and Lifetime Achievement awardees of the Conservation Council SA.

On Tuesday morning in the grounds of Government House, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the guests at the 2020 Merit Ceremony and presented awards to Year 12 students who achieved academic excellence.  The ceremony was hosted by the SACE Board of South Australia.

In the evening at the Adelaide Convention Centre, the Governor attended a reception for the Veterans Advisory Council hosted by The Honourable Steven Marshall MP, Premier of South Australia.

Afterwards at the Adelaide Pavilion, the Governor attended a reception for the Consular Corps of South Australia.

On Sunday evening at the Adelaide Oval, the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, attended the match and presented the trophy to the winning team at the Bushfire T20 Showdown organised by the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority.

On Saturday evening in Chinatown, Adelaide, His Excellency the Governor, accompanied by Mrs Le, addressed the gathering at the Chinatown Adelaide Lunar New Year street party.